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Pseudopodotenus G. Dellacasa 1992
Pseudopodotenus G. Dellacasa 1992: 152

Pseudopodotenus fulviventris
(Fairmaire and Germian
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Type species. Aphodius fulviventris Fairmaire and Germain 1860: 268, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 8-11 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, flattened; black with yellowish-orange abdomen, dorsally dulled. Head flat, lacking frontal tubercles. Clypeal margin evenly rounded. Pronotum with sides rounded; base angled at sides. Elytra with all intervals equally developed, lacking tubercles or setae; apical umbone present. Male protibia distinctly bidentate, female distinctly tridentate. Metatibial apical spinules long, unequal in length.
Distribution. Southern South America.
Composition. Pseudopodotenus contains a single species.

Pseudopodotenus fulviventris
(Fairmaire and Germian 1860: 268) [Aphodius], Chile.
Life History. Verbal collecting accounts indicate adults may be surface dung generalists.
Larvae. Unknown.

Dellacasa, G. 1992. On some little known species of Aphodius from Australia and South America with description of a new subgenus. Frustula Entomologica [1990] 26: 145-158.
Smith, A. B. T., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80. [http://unsm-ento.unl.edu/platycoeliams.htm]

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